Nana Vasconcelos is a magician with percussion instruments, especially the berimbau. He has played with many prestigious musicians such as Pat Metheny, Gato, Barbieri, B.B. King, Jean-Luc Ponty, Don Cherry, Milton Nascimento, Trilok Gurtu, Lenine, Gilberto Gil, and David Byrne. ~Mondomix Percussionist Nana Vasconcelos has been an innovator in the fusion of Brazilian rhythms and jazz since the 1970’s. Born in Recife on the Northeast Coast of Brazil and, after a lifetime of playing throughout the world, his roots are apparent in everything he plays.